The Hickory Horned Devils are a modern Americana band from Hillsborough County, NH. They are playing in Concord this Friday December 20th at true brew. I had never heard of the band (sorry guys)…. So, I decided to track them down and attack one of their members. So I put on my hunting clothing and set my sites on Britt Lundgren, fiddle player of the band. (Although I don’t hunt, I live in New England, so I do have full hunting gear.. and a pet moose.) She was a little scared when I jumped out from behind the bushes and started asking her 5 questions, but to my surprise she answered back… While she was discreetly dialing 9-1-1 on her cell.
Written by Jen Bundy
The room is silent… waiting for you to start your beautiful music. My heart starts racing with the anticipation of what is coming. You start strumming the guitar lightly and you start to sing.. It is the most beautiful music I have ever heard and I feel my mind moving to a different place, a magical place where I can feel no pain and I can be at ease. This music for some reason always masks the truth, makes me forget for a couple moments what is real and what isn't.
Back in the mid 1990’s I use to listen to Thanks To Gravity and Percy Hill pretty much 100% of the time. These were two local NH bands that I was just in love with. It didn’t hurt that kinda cute girls introduced me to these bands… Somehow a cute girl’s music suggestion holds more weight. I had been exposed to these two bands and thought they might be the only two local bands worth a dime. I was leaving the conservation center in Concord one day with my friend Keith and he popped Groovechild into the tapedeck. Yes tapedeck. Not CD player or MP3 Thingamagoo.. A tapedeck. I was hooked after one song. Keith wasn't even a cute girl. I loved it. I am glad I loved it; cause as I went to hit eject, the tape would not come out. It would still play- but it was stuck. There it stayed until I sold the car years later.
Fast forward a few years and I am sitting across from Jeff Bibbo, lead singer of Groovechild, asking him five questions. The band is working on creating a new album- that is right. A NEW GROOVECHILD ALBUM!!!!! They will be launching an indiegogo campaign (sorta like Kickstarter) shortly and we will share that link with you as soon as we get it. For now, sit back and read 5 answers from one of the best front men NH has even seen.
This past Saturday in Bow a few bands shared the stage at the community center to raise money for the Bow High School Music Education Programs. One of the bands to take to the stage was Them In The Hive. I’ve been promising the guys in the band a review for a long time. I keep not knowing what to say. My words need to convey correctly the magic on the stage. I think I have finally figured it out. This band is the definition of indie rock in Concord NH.
Boogie on Alice... What can I say about this Jamtastic band of babes? Well, for starters – the boys of Boogie certainly have a way of getting listeners on their feet & swaying their hips to their funky jams, memorable vocals, and crazy guitar solos. Boogie headlined at Penuches in Concord, NH this past Saturday, December 7th.
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I was sitting there minding my own business, eating my dollar menu hamburger from Wendy’s when these two guys came up to me and demanded that I ask them questions. My first question was; who the heck are you? ‘Friendship & Stoo from The Hornitz’ they replied in almost perfect unison that they MUST have spent hours rehearsing this response. I freaked- I love this band. I have seen them a number of times in Concord and their funk duo is spectacular. I quickly thought up 5 questions to ask them and fired away.
We had a chance to sit down with Zack Burwick of the band The Phreaks. The Phreaks are a Phish tribute band playing all over New England and Zack beats the drums for the band. When we sat down with Dave I could tell- he was pronouncing all his “F’s” with “Ph”. I mean, I think I could tell- I am not really sure. I was high as hell from some brownies and really- I could not be sure if Zack was even in the room or if I was talking to a wall. In any event- Zack was a really nice guy except for the fact that he kept on changing from a human to a unicorn. You can catch Zach and the rest of his shape shifting band for a really big show up at Nectars on Feb 15th with The Hornitz. It will be their 100th show and at the birthplace of Phish- so should not be missed. You can also see them them this friday December 6th 2013 at the Stone Church. Anyways- here are the five questions we got to ask Zack before we stopped to order pizza-
You are in a rock band, you are suppose to drink and do drugs, right? If you want to sound like crap then yes, you should drink lots of booze. Sure, you can have a few drinks but try to limit your intake. Having 5 mixed drinks and a few beers before you take the stage makes your performance suffer (on stage performance and off stage with the groupies after the show). Your band will hate you if you are drunk and your drunkenness spoils the show. Plus it makes YOU look bad. People don’t respect people who don’t respect themselves enough to stay at least semi-sober for a show.
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We decided we would tell you our favorite local albums of the past couple years. Did we pick the same as you? Let us know.
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