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Music~The Arts

Once in a while during my music-writing travels, I come across a local band that quite frankly – knocks me on my ass! This was indeed the case with the high-energy trio dubbed Conniption Fits, who I recently saw perform an energetic, hour-long set at the...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Randy Smith and his Band of Merry Men are returning to Northern New England for a handful of intimate shows in September and November. Randy will be performing a selection of his solo material, as well as songs from his days as front-man...

BELLOWS FALLS, VT. – Family, friends and musicians alike once again, travelled from miles around to celebrate the fifth and final Douglas Bashaw Memorial Scholarship Benefit, held at the Polish Picnic Grounds in Bellows Falls last weekend. The event marked...

BELLOWS FALLS, VT. – The fifth and final Douglas Bashaw Scholarship Benefit will be held this Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Polish American Picnic Grounds, located on Darby Hill Road in Bellows Falls, Vt. There will be a donation of $...

SURRY, NH - This month’s Jock Of Rock installment is strangely unique for me, due to the fact that local drummer, Jeff Costello, actually spent a few years of his youth growing up in the same North Walpole house that I would just a few years later. I can...

BURLINGTON, VT. - Up and coming songstress and Vermont-native Keeghan Nolan is on the fast track to fame – so you better get onboard now because this train is moving fast! Born in Burlington and raised in Williston and Fairfield, Vermont, Keeghan knew from...

NORWICH, VT. - Let’s meet local rocker Ben Butterworth, a long-time area musician keeping very busy these days while rocking with several bands including Pulse, The George Johnson Band and The Empty Pocket Blues Band just to name a few.


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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT. – Randy Smith and his Band of Merry Men are coming to Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, June 27 for a special unplugged evening featuring a selection of Randy’s solo material, as well as songs from his days as front-man for Vermont...

BOSTON - In its 1980’s hey-day, The Channel was widely known as one of the most rocking venues in Boston, having hosted a wide variety of bands and artists over a decade’s time… from rock and metal bands like J. Geils Band, The Cars, Red Hot Chili Peppers...

FINLAND - Outside of bands such as Hanoi Rocks, Nightwish and Children Of Bodom, it’s - shall we say - unique, to associate Finland with rock and metal bands on an international level. Well, Finnish rockers Free Spirit is looking to change that notion,...