This weekend presents several opportunities to see some of the Seacoast’s favorite local acts, including at least a couple that have not performed publicly in a while. Learn about those shows and other entertainment highlights below.
Guy Capecelatro/Eastern Mountain Time/Peacham/Joey Pratt
Local singer-songwriter Guy Capecelatro III, who last year released his latest stunning album, “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers,” will perform live on Friday, Jan. 26, at Sue’s, located in the Mills at Salmon Falls in Rollinsford. Also on the bill are popular area acts Eastern Mountain Time, Peacham (featuring Sam Carp), and Joey Pratt. Hosted by Salty Speakers, the show takes place from 7:30-10:30 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation; learn more here.
Art Show & EDM Festival
New Hampshire musician, filmmaker, and visual artist Gabe Smith, CEO of Pop Culture Records, hosts an art show and EDM (electronic dance music) Festival at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. The show will feature a variety of large-scale paintings coupled with experimental electronic music to create a visual-audio experience. Tickets are $5 at the door, and there will be a cash bar. For more information, click here.
A New Brain
“A New Brain” tells the story of a young writer who explores his subconscious as he battles a brain tumor. William Finn, who wrote the music and co-wrote the book, based the story on his own experiences. The Mad Men of Oopsie Daisy Inc. direct a local production of the musical at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. There are two shows remaining on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25, available here.
Kate Redgate/Tristan Omand/Courtney Brocks
Three local musicians known for their mastery of folk, alt-country, and rock will play an intimate show at Portsmouth Book and Bar on Friday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. Kate Redgate, Tristan Omand, and Courtney Brocks each will play a set. For Brocks, a veteran of Martin England and the Reconstructed, it’s her first time playing her own songs in public in more than two years. There is a $5 suggested donation; find out more here.
People Skills & Hunter
Last year, not long after touring in support of their third album, “Distractions,” local pop-rock act People Skills decided to call it quits. But it wasn’t long before the trio got the itch to make music again. So singer-guitarist Chelsea Paolini got the band back together and planned a tour, which brings them to Fury’s Publick House in Dover on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m. Fellow New Hampshire band Hunter opens. For more info, click here.
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