Portsmouth is hosting the kick-off event for the nationwide Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. The Sound invited several of the performers in the show to explain why they are participating, and how the power of music can help effect change.
As usual, the Seacoast boasts numerous options for live music, theater, visual arts, food, and more this weekend. Here are a few of the highlights.
Labor Day Weekend is expected to bring a record number of visitors to New Hampshire. But there are enough cool events happening for everyone to have a good time. Here are some of the most notable upcoming happenings.
Birdseye Lounge, a 200-plus capacity music and entertainment venue in downtown Portsmouth, will close in early September, the venue announced Monday.
It’s the last weekend of August, and as usual, there are plenty of music, theater, and art events coming up around the Seacoast. Here’s a handful of the highlights taking place between now and Sunday.
The Rochester Performance & Arts Center will house a live performance space, art gallery, recording studios, classrooms, rehearsal space, and more, all in the heart of downtown Rochester.
Brothers Joe, Bill, and Taylor Kenny believe in the power of nature. The Stratham natives' debut album, “Walk in the Woods,” promotes an outdoor, carefree lifestyle channeled through relaxed, ’70s-inspired rock melodies and jammy guitar solos.
There are so many events and things to do on the Seacoast that sometimes it helps to have your options filtered down a bit. Here are some of the most notable events coming up this weekend and over the next week.
Electro-pop dance band Savasha, a trio of sisters from New Hampshire, describes their musical roots and their forthcoming album ahead of an upcoming show at The Press Room.
The seventh annual Seacoast Congress of Sound, featuring live music, art, and food, takes place Saturday at a new location, Rock Maple Woods in Strafford. Festival co-founder Stu Dias talks about this year's festivities.
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.
The Wild Vibes festival features yoga, music, art, and more. The third annual festival, taking place on Sunday, July 17, is expanding and moving to Rye Harbor State Park.
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.
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.
Block Six Presents, a new concert series held in the restaurant at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, showcases local acts of all genres in a uniquely intimate setting.
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.
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.
The Seacoast's pool of musical talent is on full display on a new compilation released on Friday. A Tiny Bit Eclectic includes 14 tracks, all written and performed by Portsmouth-area acts.
Talking to David Liebe Hart, it’s hard to differentiate between reality and delusion. During a nearly hour-and-a-half phone conversation, Hart shifted sporadically between a number...
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.
Reviews of new CDs by Seacoast bands Wooden Eye, Slow Coyote, Black Norse, Big Mess, and Greed Island.
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.
Portland-based band Muddy Ruckus talks about the inspirations behind their new album, Pretty Bones, which they'll introduce with a show at The Press Room in Portsmouth on Saturday, May 14.
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.
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.