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Showmen’s Rest and Comrade Question at Book & Bar

Portsmouth Book and Bar
40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

two new and excellent Seacoast rock bands in one place

Showmen’s Rest are a new group organized around songs by Jimmy Dority.
From its outset the band has been a collaborative effort between Dority (guitar, vocals), Mike Effenberger (keys), and Nick Phaneuf (bass, guitar).
Beginning in the midst of pandemic shutdown, the band’s work has cracked its way through the concrete of global isolation.
As a result, they have cultivated a garden of songs expressing love and hope, alienation and despair, and the gray area between it all.
Together, Dority, Effenberger, and Phaneuf prune, weed, and crossbreed their music in hopes of nourishing the artist and audience alike – whether you need to cry, or dance, or both.

For fans of: Father Jon Misty, Wilco, Tame Impala, Talking Heads

Comrade question is a rock band with an emphasis on sadness, melody, and medical accuracy. The music challenges the listener to ask themselves “Do I actually like music?