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....

Die-hard ambition

Music

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

News, Music

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

Music

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

Music

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

Music

“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

Music

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...

Music Notes

Music

’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...