Top-five things to do

Art, Music, Stage

The weekend weather forecast looks pretty dreary, but the entertainment forecast is bright and cheery, filled with music, art, and comedy. Check out some of the highlights, including the Black New England Conference.

Now Hear This

Music

Reviews of the latest CDs from local bands The Trichomes, Almanac Mountain, and Heavy Pockets.

One-ring circus

Music, Stage

Bitter Pill, coming soon to The Players' Ring, brings the songs of Billy Butler to life with music, cirque, burlesque, puppetry, and more. We talked to the mad men behind the show.

Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Lifestyle, Music

The weekend is mere hours away. You can make it. And when you do, you’ll have numerous options for entertainment, including great music, theater, and art events. Here’s a roundup of highlights.

Creating a musical myth

Film, Music

N.H. native Justin Connor wrote, directed, produced, scored, and stars in The Golden Age, a mock-rockumentary premiering at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth.

All that gypsy jazz

Music

Violinist Jason Anick of the Rhythm Future Quartet was so impressed by the inaugural Django by the Sea festival in Kittery last year that he moved to the Seacoast. With Django by the Sea returning, Anick talks about the gypsy genre.

Top-five things to do

Art, Lifestyle, Music, Stage

A motorcycle show, a punk-rock show, a cabaret show. Artwork and apples. These are among the diverse options for entertainment coming up this weekend. Prepare your itinerary now.

Top-five things to do

Lifestyle, Music, Stage

The first weekend of fall brings options for live music, theater, food, and more to the Seacoast. Here's our weekly roundup of entertainment highlights coming to a venue near you.

Top-five things to do

Art, Film, Music, Stage

It’s going to be a big weekend on the Seacoast. Among the highlights are a film festival, a music and art fest, an exhibition with 60-plus artists, a new show at the Rep, and a 10-year anniversary shindig for Portsmouth Public Library.

Concert takes aim at gun violence

Music

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.

Top-10 things to do

Art, Music, Stage

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 to close doors

Music

Birdseye Lounge, a 200-plus capacity music and entertainment venue in downtown Portsmouth, will close in early September, the venue announced Monday.

Top-five things to do

Art, Music, Stage

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.

Rochester plans new arts center

Art, Music, Stage

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.

Kenny Brothers Band

Band of brothers

Music

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.

Seacoast entertainment roundup

Music, Stage

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.

Congress of Sound returns

Music

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 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.