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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...

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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

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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...

Music Notes

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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...

Bubble to Branch

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Local radio listeners who tuned in to The Bubble 101.5 FM radio station in late November expecting to hear classic funk and soul songs got...

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Reviews of new Seacoast albums by Andrew Wallace “In Lieu of Flowers” by Eric Ott 75 or Less Records File Under: indie, Americana, rock Sounds...

‘Collage’ of emotions

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Local trumpet player Chris Klaxton finished recording his new album, “Collage,” more than a year ago. In the intervening months, the music has taken on...

Turning point

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Music has always been a presence in Elissa Margolin’s life, and many times, it’s influenced the direction she’s taken — or, sometimes, the direction she...

Sounds of the season

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The Thanksgiving holiday that unites us for a feast of friendship and gratitude also ushers in the beginning of an increasingly drawn-out shopping season. Let...

A sound connection

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Reggae singer-songwriter Rocky Dawuni divides his time between a successful music career and global humanitarian efforts. The second oldest of eight siblings, Dawuni grew up...

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“Horn Hill” by Tiger Saw Burst and Bloom Records File Under: indie, slow-core, basement soul Sounds like: Low, Songs: Ohia, The Microphones While Maine’s Monhegan Island...

Good advice

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Bright As You Can,” the new album from Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar, better known as Mike + Ruthy, is a family affair. In any...