Hip Hop Theater in Dover

Music

Hip-hop collective Kingdom is fostering a more positive culture around the local hip-hop scene. They'll put on an all-ages show at The Strand in Dover on July 17.

Margo Price is the new voice of country

Music

Nashville’s Margo Price is one of those singers who grabs you immediately upon first listen. While her voice harkens back to country legends like Tammy Wynette or Loretta Lynn, her bare, confessional lyrics place her at the forefront of today’s most poignant songwriters. The Sound caught up with her in advance of her sold-out show at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Vundabar brings sludge pop to Portsmouth

Music

Boston-based sludge-pop trio Vundabar is opening for And the Kids at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on July 1. We talked to front man Brandon Hagen about the band's evolution, touring in Europe, and New Hampshire's music scene.

Summer concerts on the Seacoast

Music

Whether you’re hoping to enjoy some local music with food hot off the grill, or catch a nationally touring act in an intimate setting, or top off your concert-going experience with fireworks over the ocean, the Seacoast has an outdoor summer concert series for you.

Escondido heads to Port City

Music

Jessica Maros, who makes up half of the Nashville-based alt-country duo Escondido, talks about the band's current tour, which brings them to 3S Artspace in Portsmouth next week.

CATA gives art students a voice

Music

For students at the Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy in Dover, there are no lockers, teachers are viewed as friends instead of foes, and being in a rock band will get you credit toward graduation. But the charter school's budget is tight, and it's in the midst of a crucial fundraising drive.

The purple bus is calling us

Lifestyle, Music

If you live in the Seacoast, you’ve probably seen the purple bus. It belongs to Eli Elkus, singer and guitarist for local band People Like You. In the spring and summer, the bus has become a mobile landmark, seen frequently navigating downtown Portsmouth, cruising along the coast, or parked on the roadside.

Prescott Park’s summer concerts

Music

With a diverse mix of new and returning acts, the Prescott Park Arts Festival's 2016 River House Restaurant Concert Series promises to attract big crowds to Portsmouth's waterside park this summer.

7 in Heaven: Rock Never Dies

Music

Prince’s death on April 21 was the latest in a string of stunning deaths of musical icons over the last five months. The Sound reached out to people connected to the local music scene to briefly share their thoughts and remembrances on seven of the most notable stars we have lost.

For Julien Baker, less is more

Music

A conversation with Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Julien Baker. The 20-year-old is on her way to 3S Artspace in Portsmouth with her latest album, Sprained Ankle.

Faded image

Music

A new book highlights the life and work of a forgotten jazz photographer with strong ties to the Seacoast.

Downbeat to upswing

Music

Live jazz can be a tough sell for modern audiences. The local jazz scene has waxed and waned over the years as venues have come and gone and entertainment tastes have changed. But a number of active local musicians and supportive venues have helped create a vibrant jazz community in the Seacoast.

Music notes

Music

Updates from the Seacoast music scene, including news about The Dance Hall's fifth anniversary, Kid Coyote's video series, a new festival at the Rep, and PPAF's summer concert schedule.

Back in the game

Music

Doug York and Brian “Bugout” Ladd, two of the three members of the Exeter-based hip-hop group Granite State, measure success in terms of being different....