If you were not in ‘The Square’ in Concord NH this past Saturday night, you missed some great music… and some sort of strange smell lingering in the air. Boogie on Alice, Ghost Dinner Band and Red Sky Mary all played on Saturday within 50 feet of each other. If you were like most people, you spent Saturday night bouncing back and forth between Penuche’s and True Brew.
The new ‘Brooks Young Band’ album, "Time to Fly", is coming out on June 18th 2013. We were given a sneak peak of 4 minutes of the album. Normally we get to hear an entire album before we are sent something to review, so please keep in mind; This review is based totally on the four minutes that you yourself can hear at the end of this review. In fact...
We sent a few of our staff to Penuche’s this past Thursday night. Each had a different view of the band that was playing, The Shards. Since we are all about equal opportunity; Here they all are!!!!!
It Friday night and I am headed to see the band Acoustisaurus at True Brew in Concord NH. I have not heard or seen this band but I have seen almost every member play in some other area bands. As I walk into the bar, I realize something- I showed up just in time to catch their set break. Damn it.
I don’t need you to repeat the verse 3 times at the end of a song because I could just put the song on repeat. Dead Trend takes this to an extreme on their album ‘False Positive’. Each song is under 2 minutes, some under 1 minute... some under 20 seconds. The brevity does not mean that the album is not seriously packed with authentically reproduced hardcore punk.
You are no good, you are born to lose and you are going to lose. The traveling musician fights this battle with each step they take. Wandering the country side with a guitar slung over their shoulder, a pole and a handkerchief filled with a day’s bread. Imagery of the 30’s, the dust bowl, and the squalor brought to the front of your mind. A solo musicians journey- a journey Tristan Omand has taken.
When you get a request from a band with the name “The Pretty Corpses” to do a review; you do it. You also hope you like the music because let’s be honest, no one wants to get killed by some band over writing a bad review. The Pretty Corpses come from Claremont NH but I would not be surprised if they frequently visit the final resting place of GG Allin in Littleton NH. For those of you who don’t know GG Allin, he has been called "the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history.” GG Allin was a god to punks and dangerous to anything and everything that came near him. I hear this raw energy in The Pretty Corpses.
Have you heard about the new club in Concord? Yeah, you heard me right, A NEW MUSIC CLUB. It is right in downtown Concord; The Purple Pit Jazz Club. As the name suggests the venue is focusing on Jazz music every Friday night. On Saturday night the venue focuses on Blues and R&B. Beginning April 4th you can also catch the areas best comedy on Thursday nights for their "Time to Laugh" comedy night! The Purple Pit is located in the old Pitchfork Records location on 3 Pleasant Street Extension.
It is so nice out. What a weekend, the windows are open and the breeze is pouring into my house as I have 'Something New to Burn' the new album from the band ‘Drunken Logic’ playing. The music pours from my stereo and out my windows into the yard. I should mention, I just had surgery and I am on 4 different types of pain pills.
Let my people go to the show, so that they may worship Superfrog. If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with Superfrogs. The Merrimack River will teem with Superfrogs. They will come up into your bars and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your rock stars and on your people, and into your amps and electric guitars. The Superfrogs will go up on you and your friends and all your local rock gods. They will invade your ears with their sound of super jam filled funk and harmonies. The electric guitar will give way to horns and encapsulate your soul in a Pandora’s box that will not let you out until they are done. Once you hear it and once it is released, it cannot be put back. Superfrog will take over.