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

Downbeat to upswing

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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.

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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

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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....

Die-hard ambition

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Rick Rude’s new EP features hard work on laid-back jams Sure, Seacoast band Rick Rude sometimes is pigeonholed as a “slacker rock” band. And yes,...

Metal horns

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In many ways, Ronnie James Dio seemed like a man born in the wrong era. Perhaps he should have lived in Europe in medieval times,...

Unplugged

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no John McCauley formed Deer Tick some 12 years ago in Providence, R.I., and the band quickly gained a reputation for their raucous, free-spirited live...

Back in office

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Time is elastic for musician Dave Goolkasian. It’s been almost a decade since his band, The Texas Governor and the Experiments, have appeared on local...

Now hear this

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“Bones” by The Ghosts of Electricity Spark & Fizz Records File Under: atmospheric, avant-pop, experimental It’s fitting that the dreamy music and surrealist lyrical poetry...

Where the music is

Art, Music

Bob Nilson has always been drawing. The 83-year-old Portsmouth artist says the joke in his family was that he was “born with an in-grown pencil.”...

Clear and hazy

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Doug Tuttle adds polish to his new album without losing its psych vibe The first thing fans of Doug Tuttle might notice about his sophomore...

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’Ello, gov’na If you’re a fan of local music, we have good news: The Texas Governor is back. The band has a handful of shows...

Making mischief

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Zachariah Hickman, double bassist, founder and frontman for Boston’s Barnstar!, says his bluegrass band is not one to keep to steadfast traditions in the genre...

What the people want

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Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin, the vocalists and founders of the alt-country group Freakwater, admit that their music is a little dark. It’s not for...

Side B

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In popular culture, the cassette tape seems at the dawn of a new revolution. Well-known bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Eagles of Death Metal are...

Gearing up for RPM 2016

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photo by Scott Yates To most of us, February is the coldest, darkest, dreariest month of the year. But, to a global community of RPM...

Person to person

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When the band People Like You was first starting out two years ago, one of their first live shows was at a restaurant in Hampton....

Building a barnstorm

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Justin Uhlig wants to bring New Hampshire musicians together. He produces the Barnstormers Music & Art Festival, a quarterly celebration of Granite State artists that’s...

Flight path

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JT Nero and Allison Russell have been performing together as Birds of Chicago since 2012. But their musical and personal relationship stretches back almost a...

Songs and shows

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Last year was a banner year for music in the Seacoast. A month didn’t go by without some kind of unique show, unforgettable album, or,...

Play it again

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“Painted Shut” by Hop Along (Saddle Creek Records) Frances Quinlan’s fiery, unique voice and frantic, emotive songwriting were the best part of 2015. “Summertime ‘06” by Vince Staples (Def...

Listen closely

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It was a year of anticipation, frustration and, ultimately, triumphs, but somehow 2015 seems unfinished. Amidst a litany of pressing issues in a passionately polarized...

Slow transition

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North Hampton’s Parma Recordings travels to Cuba When Bob Lord traveled to Cuba in November, he saw constant reminders of how much life has changed...