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Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto will perform at WSCA on Friday.

Top five things to do: Jan. 27-29

Music, Stage, Top Weekend Events
A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

There are some special performances coming to Seacoast stages this weekend. Here are some highlights.

Reed Foehl at The Word Barn

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Reed Foehl’s rise from humble street musician to acclaimed songwriter has been remarkable. His Grammy-nominated song “Fly” was covered by country legend Lee Ann Womack, and he put out his sixth studio album last year. He’ll make his debut appearance at The Word Barn in Exeter on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.

Music on the Button Factory Stage

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WSCA is hosting two unique shows on the Button Factory Stage in Portsmouth. Japanese folk guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto and viola player Abner ii join poet Myles Burr on Friday at 8 p.m. ($10). Brooklyn’s Trophy Wife headlines a rock show with Paper Lady, Jordan Holtz, and Small Pond on Saturday at 8 p.m. ($10). Learn more here.

Mitch Stinson at McCue’s Comedy Club

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Mitch Stinson’s comedy outlines his transition from hotshot Navy pilot (he made more than 200 carrier landings during his military career) to everyday civilian life. He’s performed all over the Northeast, and he’ll do two shows at McCue’s Comedy Club in Portsmouth on Friday and Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.

Concerts at The Stone Church

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It’ll be another rockin’ weekend at The Stone Church in Newmarket. UNH band The Rock Dwellers headlines with regional guests The Baxbys and Nostranders on Friday at 9 p.m. ($10). Mass.-based jam band Skunk Sessions follows with special guest organist Justin Lopes (of Bearly Dead) on Saturday at 8 p.m. ($15). Learn more here.

Maddoc Johnson Band at The Press Room

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The Press Room in Portsmouth plays host to a special show on Sunday night. The Maddoc Johnson Band, an up-and-coming local ensemble that pursues radical social progress through the mediums of jazz, hip-hop, and other genres, will record a live album during an all-ages show from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.