Audio Artifacts

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An interview with The Connection’s Geoff Palmer about Portsmouth’s punk past, touring Japan, and hanging out with Little Steven Van Zandt By Andrew Wallace (photo...

Watts that sound?

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Local musician Tim McCoy has lent his talents to numerous bands over the years, serving as a worthy figurehead for the Seacoast’s rock scene. His...

RPM turns 10

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Above, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys deliver their completed RPM offering at the finish line of a past RPM Challenge. Since its launch in...

Songwriters in the Round

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Four singer-songwriters will share stories and songs in a round-robin format in Portsmouth this weekend. Songwriters in the Round takes place at The Music Hall...

Rocking for Brentwood

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Numerous area bands will rock to honor a fallen officer at Wally’s Pub in Hampton on Sunday, Jan. 25. Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell was...

Local spirit

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A sold-out show is packed with flannel shirts, beanies, and sweaty, joyous bodies while feedback and anthems ring out from the speakers. Tapes, LPs, and...

Bringing back Afrobeat

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Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Fela Kuti pioneered the Afrobeat movement, a fusion of jazz, funk, hi-life, rock, and traditional West African music. Thanks to...

RPM 2015 draws nigh

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The 10th annual RPM Challenge is nearly upon us. The event, conceived in Portsmouth by The Wire newspaper, challenges musicians around the globe to write...

Irons in the fire

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For a certain demographic of local listeners, the heyday of the Seacoast music scene came in the late 1980s. The Queers were building an international...

Now hear this

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“Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina” by various artists Burst and Bloom Records/Haint Records File under: Folk, Blues, Americana, Alt-Country Sounds...

Future sounds

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Few New Year’s resolutions are easier to uphold than listening to more good music, especially in the Seacoast. The Sound asked local musicians to share...

Monday night lights

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George Woods and Heather Smist have incredible vocal chemistry. As they sang from the stage of The Red Door in Portsmouth on Monday, Dec. 29,...

Return to the roots

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Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to trends in music. Bands like the Lumineers, the Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and...

Repeat the sounding joy

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Not just a great holiday song, but a perfect pop song, “Christmas” is the gold-standard by which all other seasonal music should be judged.  Phil...

Shooting the Pistols

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Ever wonder what it would have been like to hang out with Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, and the rest of the Sex Pistols in the...

Now Hear This

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“Scatter the Remains,” Guy Capecelatro III  Burst and Bloom Records File under: Bedroom Folk, Pop, Americana Sounds like: Damien Jurado, Unbunny, and Magnolia Electric Co....

Cold comforts

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Winter hasn’t officially begun yet, but the earth that so politely conceded under our feet only weeks ago is already icebound and resistant. The colder,...