Yourband.info, has released a compilation album. The album, Local Blend Volume I, features various local solo artist and bands from around Concord NH. We THINK this project is the first compilation album done featuring musicians from the area(although we didn't really check to see if we were right). It was released September 8th 2014.
This album represents a cross-section of the best talent around the Concord area and we are proud to be a part of bringing their sound to a larger audience.
This album is being offered to everyone FOR FREE right here. That’s right; free download and free streaming. Our goal is to have these excellent musicians exposed to as many people as possible. The album will always be free.
Oct 4th 2014- This year marks the 15th annual "Dan Zanes & Local Friends" concerts to benefit The Friendly Kitchen, Concord NH's only soup kitchen. It will feature Grammy Award winning artist Dan Zane's and local friends. Dan put together a group of local musicians to back him on these two concerts. In addition to the band, there will be kids from Concord High School playing horns and an assortment of other children singing with Dan.
This is an all ages event and children are encouraged to come! Dan and his local friends will put on two shows on October 4, 2014 at the Concord High School Auditorium. It is a fun filled afternoon for all ages!
Go here for more info and to purchase Tickets!
I became aware of the music created by Brooks Hubard after a friend told me to check out his music. I generally don’t trust this friend as she kinda likes pop country music. We all know that pop country music is not really music but prepackaged crap to be used as backing for “Dancing with The Stars.” I wasn’t even gonna give Brooks Hubbard a listen until she told me two things. “I am not wearing matching socks today”. I figured she was crazy- who doesn’t wear matching socks. It is like running with scissors or filling up on bread at an expensive restraint. The other thing she mentioned is that “I have seen Brooks like 10 times.” I was intrigued. Her professional stalking of this musician is not something you see often in local music. Because of her creepy dedication I relented and made my way over to his Facebook page to internet stalk the dude myself. After about an hour of perusing his Facebook photos and accidentally liking a couple and immediately unliking; I sent him an e-mail asking for some tunes to listen to(he won’t know I liked those pics right? Will he know? Shoot- he gets the notification anyways! Crap!)
Mines Of Paris are a Manchester NH band and are blowing up in the local music scene. The four piece is sort of a throwback to 90’s Boston indie rock… sort of. They are more than that. They have their feet on the air and their head on the ground. They will Try this trick and spin it, yeah. I promise, Your head will collapse when you hear these guys. But there's nothing in it And you'll ask yourself “where is my mind”. “Where is my mind, where is my mind."
Rob Potylo is a riddle wrapped in a hard candy shell with a creamy nougat center. Some people might remember Rob as Robby Roadsteamer, the cookie monster voiced comedy-music act that performed around Boston. Or you might remember him from past radio DJ jobs or his current radio DJ job at WEMF Radio. Or maybe you know him as the guy on Sox Appeal that found love after a David Ortiz double. Or maybe from his appearance on VH1’s Best Week Ever…. Or maybe you know him as the guy who is the mastermind of Quiet Desperation. We love Quiet D so we decided to ask Rob our famous five questions. Quiet Desperation is a locally produced Documentary or something; Who really knows- it’s more than just a documentary. Basically it is an amazingly funny show about being an artist in Boston. Since it's start in 2009 the show has featured over 300 local musicians and artists.
18th Annual New England Homebrewers Jamboree
What are you doing September 5 - September 7 2014? I am heading up to Tamworth, New Hampshire for the 18th Annual New England Homebrewers Jamboree. This festival features some of the best regionally brewed beer you can find. You get to taste, camp and get pretty snookered. Along with all of that, you get to hear the top band bands in the state play their tunes. Like peanut butter and jelly- music and beer go together perfectly. PLUS- there is camping!!!! Camping and music go together well like umm… beer and music. On top of all that, this is an event that cares. All the proceeds from the Jamboree benefit Make-A-Wish New Hampshire.
This past Saturday I was at Chen Yang Li in Bow NH for the Yourband.info Solo night. Steven Chagnon was the first performer to take the stage. I lied to him in a brief conversation before the show saying he did a great job at market days this year- In fact I kinda missed his set and don’t know how he did. Sorry Steve- I don’t normally lie. I did see your set, but I was stuck with my child across the street and down a bit. She was interested in looking a balloon. So I really only caught half of one part of a song. However, you did play that part really well. So- I was really excited to see Steven take the stage on Saturday.
On Friday, September 12 Chris Peters is opening for the prolific, nationally acclaimed Singer & Songwriter, Chris Trapper. Best known as the front man for Boston based band, The Push Stars. And the # 1 selling song, "This Time," featured on the Grammy Nominated soundtrack to the movie, August Rush!!
We recently posted an article on what bands do to piss off bookers. A lot of bands took offence and were outraged that we did not point the mirror back at the booker. Bands believe that bookers are evil little people who, when not booking bands, live under bridges and yell at goats to not pull the hair on their chinny chin chin( or something like that). Well, let’s be honest- Bookers do suck sometimes- they suck hardcore. They are smug little assclowns that are really just here to destroy the music scene around town and exploit your band for the venues benefit. BUT- have you ever held a real job? Yeah, every boss is trying to do that to you- it is not just bookers. But hell- lets point a finger at them- shake it and tell them what they are doing wrong. I call for a lynch mob! Instead of giving a list of what they do wrong- we want to hear YOUR booker nightmare stories. Comment them below!!! We will start it off with a story of our own.