Yeehaw Jihad CD Release Party Wrap-Up

January 25, 2015 Yeehaw Jihad was surely feeling the love last night as fans of live, local music, as well as fellow musicians, gathered to celebrate their release of Songs About Rough Sex and Violent Deaths at the Wreck Room in Peterborough. The evening began with a set by Side … Continue reading

A Visit to Mole Hill Theatre

Updated March 23, 2015     Originally posted January 23, 2015   It’s hard not to get too effusive about Mole Hill Theatre.  It offers a great line-up of local, regional, and occasionally national acts with a very reasonable cover charge, making for a funky – and family friendly – … Continue reading

Otis and the Elevators Releases Second CD

January 21, 2015 Otis and the Elevators celebrates the release of their second CD It is What It Is on Friday, January 23 at the Onset Pub at Crotched Mountain, and again on Saturday, January 24 at the Village Trestle in Goffstown. The band is fronted by Otis Doncaster, who … Continue reading

Meet Jake McKelvie & the Countertops

Jake McKelvie and the Countertops has had plenty to celebrate – the release of their second CD, 100 shows throughout New England and New York, inclusion on a compilation cassette release from Sad Cactus Records, and a new recording project in the works.  Not bad for a band that formed … Continue reading

A Visit to Retro Music

December 18, 2014 About a block above Keene Central Square, at 38 Washington Street you can find Retro Music.  Located in the same space since 1988, the store sells only used instruments and equipment.  Owned by Jeff Firestone, a musician himself, Retro Music’s specialty is guitars.  The small space boasts … Continue reading

Acoustic Strings of New England

December 15, 2014 Acoustic Strings of New England   is located in downtown Keene on Mechanic Street Street. This is a specialty store as its name implies, where you can purchase, rent or have repaired or restored violins, violas, cellos, basses, and guitars. The staff, including owner Chris Fox and manager … Continue reading

Cheshiremen Chorus Holiday Concert

December 10, 2014  If you are a fan of live Barbershop music, you are for a treat.  On December 13 the Cheshiremen Chorus present their Holiday Festival of Harmony concert at the United Church of Christ, Keene beginning at 4:00PM.  This annual concert showcases not only the full men’s chorus, directed … Continue reading

World Music at the Mariposa Museum

November 30, 2014 The Mariposa Museum in Peterborough is offering two world-class concerts for the first weekend in December: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars African musicians the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars come to the Colonial Theatre stage in Keene on Friday, December 5. This concert promises both great music … Continue reading

Rousseau’s Music Store and Lesson Studios

November 28, 2014 Rousseau’s Music Store and Music Studios is located on 124 Main Street just outside of the downtown area of Jaffrey.  Opened by owners Mike and Diane Rousseau in 2006, Rousseau’s Music Store has a large inventory of musical instruments, gear, music books and accessories. It houses a … Continue reading

Jump and Shout

Updated March 22, 2015  Originally posted October 26, 2014 Jump and Shout is a collection of new blues music by Jim Murphy of the popular band, Murphy’s Blues.  Jim describes the CD as “soulful”, explaining,“I wanted to create a CD that I am happy with and that I would like … Continue reading